Two Lost Videos Found!

Bebside Hall Living Room

Two Lost Videos – surely not?

Bebside Hall Living Room
Bebside Hall Living Room
Holly has stuck two videos, supposedly lost, up onto YouTube under his bbPoultice monika.  Later members of the band can be seen as well as some old friends (nice dancing, Bingo).  Strangely’s white leather jacket figures highly, wrapped around Jeff’s shoulders doing a Robert Smith impersonation.

Interiors can be seen of the old Bedside Hall studio as well as local sites such as Mitford Castle and Bebside.

Avenging Angel – Racheengel

Chappin’ (Again…)

SP

DMCA Infringement by Black Box Access

Black Box Access Scam

BlackBoxAccess File Example
BlackBoxAccess File Example

I recently became aware that Crawling Chaos’s material was available in search results again.

Naturally, I decided to have a look!

Many of the links (some even said ‘verified’!) pointed to Black Box Access who, for a “introductory membership fee” of $4.95 claimed to have a host of links to our stuff.

Big Fat Con

BlackBoxAccess Shit Example
BlackBoxAccess Shit Example

However, I noticed that search results returned exactly what I typed…. which is odd.  Very odd indeedy!

The crunch moment came first when I typed our newest remixes, which are tagged with 2011, which also returned results.

I then typed the killer entry to our latest (so far totally fictional release) Shit on Your Tits.  This I just made up on the spur of the moment.

Bingo!

They claimed to have a rar file for it, uploaded in the last week and downloaded in excess of 19000 times since!

Also, in a final clue, I accidently clicked on an advert to a webpage that would not go away, producing popup after popup after popup –  a clear sign of scamminess.

Big Fucking Cunt Criminal Bastards

BlackBoxAccess DMCA
BlackBoxAccess DMCA

I decided to contact this wonderful exercise in criminality by filling in their DMCA claim form!  Here’s what I wrote.  Needless to say, I don’t expect a reply.

I am the representative for the band Crawling Chaos and request immediate removal of the following links which I believe to contain our copyright works for which we’ve neither received a request nor given permission for your usage on your website.
Downloading of our material on websites such as yours does not constitute “fair usage” under our terms nor that of common or set law.  This is because it’s neither there for fair comment or research, plus, you charge for it which means royalties are owed.
I’ve found:
Homunculus Equinox
The Gas Chair
Gas Chair Clown
C
The Big C
Sex Machine

on your site.
All our discography can be found here:

Discography


The copyright statement is also to be found on that website.

Also, since you claim on the logon screen to have downloaded the above files in excess of 19000 times and that the initial signup fee is $4.95, this comes to a total of approximately $100,000.  This money is now due to the surviving members of Crawling Chaos and the heirs of the deceased members.  Please contact me at the contact email address to discuss how this will be paid to us.

Conclusion – What Does it All Mean?

  • What a bunch of fucking cunts. It’s all fiction.  Everything.
  • Do you really think that I’m expecting a reply?
  • What they’re getting is your financial and email details.
  • You’ve been warned!

Ask yourself;

“Do I want to give my details to this bunch of crooks?”

Our Label, Our music, Our Shop

Foetus Products
Foetus Products

You can of course get our stuff from our wonderful custom shopping experience at Foetus Products.  It’s the now-recommended route for all Crawling Chaos aficionados and resellers.

The finale, Spookhouse, will be out early next year.

New Pictures of Crawling Chaos

I’ve received some extra information from Holly today with some extra photos that should be a bit interesting for those of a historical bent! Any descriptions are left to right.

People

Crawling Chaos & Foetus Products Personnel, Helpers & Liggers:

Including those on Parallel Projects and Others Mentioned in the Text.

Nom de SonCommon NameInstrumentsOther InfoKey Phrase, Act or other noteworthy thing
Strangely PerfectMartin ReesKeyboards, vox, sax, washboard, engineering, composition, electronics,  construction, productionBeer and mushrooms. Produced home-brew which wasChose the name, Crawling Chaos after reading the H.P. Lovecraft story of that name.On the Green Tape.
Doomage Khult
(Vex Drongo in Thee Earnest Kakas)
Jeff Croweguitars, keyboards, vox, sax, cellophane, engineering, composition, electronics, construction, productionBeer and mushrooms, TEKDrank 1 litre of warm, stale chip fat. Agreed ~Crawling Chaos~ was a ~good thing~ and that we should do it.On the Green Tape.
Davenport Haltonberry or HollyDavid Haltonguitars, composition, mixage, vox, additional soundsBeer and stuff. Arrived from Nothin’ .Major dance troupe choreographer and arranger. Currently a Symptom.Hairy mole on neck (still!). Famously berated ~A Certain Ratio~ as ~A Certain Pair of Tights~ to shut them up following their pitiful effort at ridiculing us…
Clinka, Mr Excess, Gazza. *******Garry Clennelldrums, compositionBeer and cider.Clinked a lot due to habit of staggering fully loaded up stairs with cider bottles. His mother had their dead pet dog in restaurant freezer for a time (Alice’s Restaurant in Whitley Bay). Under the frozen chips.
 ~Gordon Douglas SmithTEKTEKIn Thee Earnest Kakas
Macky *** ****Robert MacdonaldVox on Mummy’s Tummy. Many Artworks.Argumentative typeDesigned cover for The Big C and early artworks and photography and cover for Homunculus Equinox cassette
Straight Dave (Cookie)Dave CookBassLeft before output to public domaingot one neat riff right off that I taught him.
Too straight for words
Steve SmoothSteve SmithBassLeft before output to public domainKnew when to leave.
Too smooth for words
??Baldy ChesterVox, guitar, synth and jamminggets annoyed when he’s not called Anth  or if you mention plasteringLent out house for second major studio location. Is suck voice.
Ligger (Curly) John ****John SmithIs the self immoliator on the Homunculus Equinox cassette sleeve  (Foetus
cover up sticker censors area)
More Beer!nae scran! Sucked in by key phrase ~I feel, like a suicide’s death-bed~ on Urbane Encounter at first gig at Bridge Hotel. Famously berated Joy Division calling them Joyce repetitively till Curtis cracked. Fan and devilled kidneys supplier.
Errol DynamicEddie FennDrums, compositionbeer, sudofed and pile ointmentEnabled flat for first studio (~Sex Machine~ recorded there.) Said ~are you tonkin’ Caroline now?~. Pretty obvious really
Billy ConnollyHoward Titchmarsh ~Accidental drinker of piss.Narrator of ~The Baseball Bat Battle of North Tyneside~
GeorgeGeorge LintonDrums, compositionCame from Freak Electrik to help outSuper syncopated drums with Lorna in Freak Electrik
BingoGareth Kingsley Marshallbass and finger snipsBingo’s dad, Alec Bedlington Marshall, did the Waqqaz artworkcracked his head falling off his bike
Macho JohnsonMark Johnson ~ ~Hung around a bit in the early days. Keeps appearing on photos.
Hippy MickMick Paterson ~Driver and dope fiend.Still probably hasn’t had his sacks emptied by Chrissie. ******Nice VW camper
HaircutPaul Shieldsvox, scrumpled cellophane onSniffed a lot. Immaculate powers of observation.When asked why he was puking, he replied ~I thought everyone was doing it~
SallySally Wilsonoccasional vox. Performance. ~ ~
TrubeSusan Trubyoccasional backing vox ~ ~
KeefKeith Weardrums on early efforts. Drums used by Errol Dynamic until they were ~nicked~Left before output to public domainCycles. On the green tape. While the Magnum Innoninandum tape was being made, he painted his bedroom purple, copying the cover to the Panther book “Genius Loci” by Clark Ashton Smith

Genius Loci Cover, by Bruce Pennington. My book scanned and the title removed!
Genius Loci Cover
Hippy JeffGeoff Kennedy ~Drove van quite a bit, usually smashed.Set up infamous all-night biker gig at deserted abbey on banks of River Wear. Ended up nicking all our mushrooms and then getting locked up in Durham Jail for a long time for dealing, man.
Bryan SowerbyBryan SowerbyDrums, compositionEven bigger nose than Holly (says Holly)ex ~The Noise Toys~ (I might lose a game of Russian roulette or fall to my death from a supersonic jet) and The Hostages.  Drums on Waqqaz.
Dave (Weirdbeard / Pipsqueak)Dave PipkinDrums,composition ~Supported Brian May as part of STAN ***** at Newcastle City Hall
Rob PybusRob JoinerGuest SaxSolicitor for Inglejew, Bottrel, Roche and Pybus.Sax addict. Called to the bar.
SpugAndy DouglassbassPlayed bass at last gig (Belgium). Talented fucker who could play anything (as related to me by Jeff).Last heard of driving at 50mph in a lorry
YetiDarren YatesdrumsTEKHe’s a great artist. One of Thee Earnest Kakas

References and Notes for Clarity